Think Different #51

Resources for the Week of February 12, 2018

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Insert instructional content on any web page

InsertLearning saves teachers and students time while keeping students engaged. Teachers can insert questions, discussions, and insight directly into any website. When students go to that website, they can respond to those questions and discussions, see that insight, and take their own notes. Use InsertLearning to turn any website into an interactive learning experience!

How to take better photos and selfie Videos with your iPad or tablet - A tutorial for students bu students

Do your students take pictures of their work?

In this tutorial, Aria &Mr. Monkey show 3 ways students can take better photos of their work for sharing on their blogs. T

3 Ways to take better selfie videos

In this short video, Aria and Mr Monkey show younger users how they can take better selfie videos with their iPads and tablets.

This video was filmed at the Western Academy of Beijing, a world-leading IB World School. Thanks to Mr. K and the kids in 2K for the lending us the help of Mr. Monkey.
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Chrome Cite for Me: Web Citer

Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button.

Simply browse to the page you wish to cite and click the button to generate a correctly formatted citation. Then copy-and-paste the citation into your assignment, or add it to your online bibliography for safe keeping until later. You can also add other sources (like books, journals, and newspapers) from our main tool at

Chrome ExtensionTLDR: Summarize Anything

Too long didn't read? Summarize Articles, News, Anything

TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read) Plugin is a free extension that creates a summary of any web article without leaving the original page. Now more streamlined. Overview: Recognant’s TLDR Plugin extension provides a streamlined way to get a condensed synopsis view of news, blog posts, and other articles online for quick and easy reading. Powered by Liquid Helium, the plugin analyzes the content and creates summarized versions in four different lengths on any web page, including web applications such as web mail, ZenDesk, SalesForce, SugarCRM, and many more. Highlight text to be TLDR’ed for use with comments and FaceBook statuses.
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16 Ways Teachers Can Use Social Media in the Classroom

Thanks to Stephen Mosley for this list of ideas. These ideas can be used with either Snapchat, Instagram, or Twitter unless otherwise noted.

  • Track student work over the course of the year. Take pictures of the progression of a student project or track their learning.
  • Use it to post homework. Ask them to write about the significance of a posted photo — perhaps a map, person, or document.
  • Share classroom news with parents and faculty. Showcase student work.
  • Remind students of upcoming class events.
  • Create out of class study groups using specific hashtags. Give the group a question and ask each member to contribute to the hashtag.
  • Flip the classroom by posing questions and asking the students to contribute. Students will be ready to discuss the questions in class.
  • Send out an occasional extra credit question.
  • Share field trips or extracurricular activities.
  • Create a tweet as a literary character. Give the students a topic and asks them to tweet as the character would.
  • Create a tweet as a historical character. Give the students a current event and ask them to tweet as a historical figure would have.
  • Use Instagram to feature a student of the week.
  • In language class, use Snapchat to take a picture of an item and label it in the appropriate language.
  • Take videos of real-life examples of the content as a study guide or ask students to identify the video based on the content.
  • Ask students to annotate an image provided by you, identifying key elements on a map or a picture.
  • Use Twitter for extended office hours. Advise students that they can tweet you at certain times of the day.
  • Use Twitter to take a poll using a certain hashtag.
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This is absolutely brilliant.

Read on if you enjoy taking a pictorial walk back in time. I started with the historypin website.

Using Historypin in the classroom? Running a Historypin crowdsourcing project with your local community? Or just need some tips on navigating the site? Below are a few short videos to help you start participating on Historypin.

If you’d like more information about what it means to add content to our site or need help troubleshooting issues, see our FAQ page.

How to upload photos, sounds and videos